Treatments > Tooth Repair
Dental decay or dental caries happens when certain types of bacteria found in dental plaque (the film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth) produce acids that soften the enamel and eventually form holes or cavities. If the damage to the tooth cannot be reversed a filling may be needed.
Most tooth decay treatments involve restoring the cavity as soon as possible, and fillings are the most reliable and commonly used method for this.
White Filling Process
A filling can normally be performed within one visit to the dentist. A local anaesthetist may be applied to numb the area, depending on the size of the cavity.
First your dentist will prepare the area and remove any debris and even the surface of the decayed tooth or cavity area. This removal procedure is performed using a drill taking care to preserve any unaffected tooth.
Once the decayed has been removed the area is cleaned before a filling can be applied. A bonding agent is first applied to help hold the composite in place. The filling material is then applied to fill the cavity. After the dentist will sculpt and polish the surface to restore the area for your comfort.
What is the difference between composite white and silver filling?
Historically, amalgam fillings were used for filling cavities. Amalgam fillings are commonly referred to as “silver” fillings because of their colour. Advances in dental fillings has made composite, or white cavity fillings more readily available and a popular choice.
White fillings are the composite resin fillings that can be made “white” or “tooth-coloured” to blend with the natural colour of your teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable. This cosmetic benefit is one of the major advantages in using composite fillings. The ability to adhere the filling to the tooth and therefore remove less tooth structure makes them an excellent choice for successfully restoring your teeth.
If you are looking at replacing old silver fillings or need a new filling book your appointment today using our online booking system.
Dental Onlay & Crowns
What is the cost of a white filling at Marylebone Dental Care?
At Marylebone Dental Care, the cost of a white filling depends on the size of the cavity. An assessment of the tooth is required before we can provide a quotation for the work.
Our pricing guide can provide you with further information on ours costs. We offer very competitive and affordable prices when compared with other London practices, so don’t hesitate to contact us and book your appointment today through our easy online booking system.
Book your appointment now!
You deserve to have a beautiful and healthy smile.
Call 0207 581 3397 to find out if this treatment is right for you.